Monday, November 18, 2013

Manicure Monday: OPI Polishes in Target's $1 Section (priced at $4)

Thanks to Nouveau Cheap and her readers for sharing this great news! The Target $1 section just got a little better. If you've been perusing recently, you may have encountered a little OPI surprise. That's right, there are OPI polishes in this section. I don't know if this is a permanent fixture, but you may want to make a quick trip to your Target to see if you can get in on the savings.

I visited the Target near my mother's house Veteran's Day weekend and spotted six OPI colors available for only $4 (that's half off the regular price).

$4 OPI nail polish at Target

The colors didn't have names. Instead they were numbered (as seen in photo below). The six colors I saw included: a mid-toned army green, a pumpkin orange, a light grey creme, an iridescent silver/purple/green, a shimmery raspberry red, and a bubble gum pink creme. I purchased four of the six colors. 

OPI $4 Target polish, C1106, swatch, @girlythingsby_e
Color C1106

In the photo of the bin, this color appears to be a shimmery metallic purple. In reality, it's an iridescent shade that has green, purple, and silver shades (C1106). When I wore it, the colors that showed up most were shades of metallic green, light silver, and lavender-pink (depending on the angle and light).

As you can see in the photo above, it looks like a light opalescent silver with hints of green along the outer edges. In the photo below, you see the same colors, but they appear a bit darker.

OPI C1106 $4 at Target, swatch, @girlythingsby_e

This shade is actually pretty sheer, but it's also easy to build. It also has a nice shimmery finish. The first coat was pretty transparent, which makes me think this could be a great shade to use to top a complimentary shade and give it an iridescent finish. You could also wear it alone and add a few more coats to make it more opaque. The second coat helps make it more intense. But I found a third coat gave me the best color pay off. 

OPI C1110 Target $4, swatch, @girlythingsby_e
Color C1110

I also purchased the light grey shade (C1110), which is essentially a heather grey creme that's reminiscent of Sally Hansen's Wet Cement, except it's a shade or two lighter. I've used my Wet Cement polish a lot, so it only made sense to pick this one up. Clearly, I like wearing this color. 

This shade glides on easily and doesn't streak. The first coat is a bit sheer compared to what I'm used to for most OPI creme shades, but the second coat gave it a nice opaque finish. It dried down nice and glossy too, but I always like even more polish, so I added a glossy top coat. 

OPI C1116 $4 Target, swatch, @girlythingsby_e
Color C1116

I was pretty quickly drawn to this raspberry red shimmer polish (C1116) which looks absolutely stunning when you have it on. Again, the first coat of this polish was kind of sheer, but it only needed a second coat to round it out. It's a beautiful and rich hue that's sophisticated and perfect for the holiday season. 

Compared to the rest of the colors I purchased, this shade was the hardest to remove. It has a good amount of shimmer, so you have to work a little harder during removal. However, it's not like removing glitter. I was able to use acetone to get it off my acrylic nails without damaging them. In other words, it doesn't require soaking (which would've melted my acrylic off). So, it's not that hard to remove. Had I used non-acetone remover, I may've had a harder time. 

OPI $4 Target shade C1109, @girlythingsby_e
Color C1109

Finally, I purchased shade C1109, which is a milky bubble gum pink creme. Of all the colors purchased, this one was the most opaque with the first coat. However, it did streak a tiny bit. Interestingly, most of the streaking will even out as the polish settles on the nail. However, in a few instances, the streaks were still noticeable once the first coat dried down. 

Not to worry though, because the second coat evens everything out. And as you can see above, you get a smooth finish. 

Have you spotted the $4 OPI bin at your local Target? Did you pick up any of the colors? If so, which ones? Did your Target have different colors available? Are you planning to go out and try to find any of these colors? Which ones? Comment below and let me know!

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